Will AppleWorks 5 run on 10.2.8 without 9.2.2 on the HD?

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ruralguy

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I'm probably really missing something here, but I do not understand exactly what "Classic" in OS 9 means. I am waiting for a partitioned 40GB Maxtor 5400RPM HD to arrive. I have received my 512RAM order and I want to do both upgrade jobs at once. I know I must upgrade my firmware. I know that with my Rev. D iMac, 333MHz, my HD must be partitioned so that OS 9/10 is/are on the first 7.9GB partition. I have purchased new OS 9 and 10.2 (Jaguar was cheaper than Panther). I am reading on the Internet like crazy. Bought two books off EBay and they have arrived: START! on Jaguar; and UPGRADING AND TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR MAC, OS X EDITION. My dumb question is this: If I do not have anything I want to carry forward from OS 8.6 except one application, APPLEWORKS 5, will I need to put OS 9 on my new HD in order to install AW 5, or can I jump straight to X, install it and have it run AW 5? Also, any suggestions on the order of doing all this, or on important stuff I have forgotten, will be greatly appreciated...... Hank
 

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I don't think AppleWorks 5 will run in OS X. Like you said I believe that you will need OS 9.

Here is what I did to install OS X on my system. I created three partitions (Mac OS X, Mac OS 9, and Mac HD). After creating the partitions I loaded OS 9 on the OS 9 partition. Once that was completed, I loaded OS X on the OS X partition. I used the following sizes for my partitions. OS X has 10GB, OS 9 1GB, and the remainder goes to Mac HD. The logic at the time of creation of the partitions was Mac HD is used for video data, and OS 9 partition was created in case there was a problem with the OS X partition. Which was never a real problem.
 
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I made similar upgrades to my rev D model, and added a CD-RW drive at the same time. It looks like you are covering the steps you need to follow. There is no particular order to follow with the hardware replacements. You can replace the memory and hard disk at the same time. Just be sure to push the hardware reset (also called the CUDA button) when you change internal components. Yes, you'll need OS 9/classic to run Appleworks 5. If you run only OS X apps you don't need OS 9 but if you use even one OS 9 app you will need to have OS 9/classic installed. Don't be confused by the terminology, you can treat the terms OS 9 and Classic as interchangable. For the OS you may want to install 9.2.2 first and check that everything is working normally and then install X.
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ruralguy

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rman and Badger....thanks...

I really appreciate all the guidance. Prior to now, had not read anything about CUDA button. Will do both OS 9 and 10, as I do want to use my original AppleWorks 5. Have ordered a Plextor CD-RW. NOW, to find the free time necessary to do all this upgrading stuff!!!
Again, thanks. Hank
 
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Badger

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You might want to look at the MCE CD-RW drive; it is a 24x10x24 replacement for the tray-loading drive, comes with Toast Lite and is compatible with the Apple cd software. The current price is $179. I got the older model, a 16x8x24 drive that used a Pioneer mechanism and it has worked flawlessly.
The url is: http://www.mcetech.com/imacrw.html

Also, you can get a PDF version of the Apple service guide for this model at: http://home.earthlink.net/~strahm_s/manuals.html.

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ruralguy

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Attn: Badger

I already have the full Toast. The Plextor has been paid for and on its way, so I cannot change anything at this point, but I appreciate your referral to MCE. I did not know about that brand of CD-RW when I made my purchases. In a week or so I hope to have the upgrades up and running. Will post when I do (or ask for help when I am totally stuck!). Thanks, again. Hank
 

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